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Old 05-09-2019, 05:44 AM
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Understood. Looking forward to progress and good luck with the job, been there/done that, it can be a PIA. Thanks, Ted.
Old 10-09-2019, 09:59 PM
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Hello Jeff, I just finished reading this thread and Iím amazed at your work. Iím coming back to the hobby and I was wondering if I could kindly ask you for a copy of the plans of the Lightning.

All the best on the new job.

Thanks in advance
J
Old 10-10-2019, 06:34 AM
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J,

Shoot me your email and I will send plans to you.

Jeff
Old 10-10-2019, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Viper Driver View Post
J,

Shoot me your email and I will send plans to you.

Jeff
I am sorry, itís [email protected]

Thanks a lot!!

Old 10-10-2019, 10:18 AM
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Thanks Jeff,

I am sorry I omitted that. It is [email protected]

Thank you
Old 10-12-2019, 07:18 AM
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Hi Jeff,

I tried to reply to you with no luck, sorry. My email is muchosmiles @ gmail . com without the spaces

Thank you
Old 11-16-2019, 05:12 PM
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Hi Jeff,
Ive recently been looking for a nice F3A plane to build. The Lightning Looks great and Id love to attempt it.
Is there any possibility you could send me a copy of the plans.?
PDF and/ or Cad files (DXF or Auto Cad comparable) would be great.
To buy such a model is prohibitive in cost!

My Email is: [email protected]

Best Regards
Paul
Old 11-16-2019, 10:40 PM
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Hi Jeff,
Ive recently been looking for a nice F3A plane to build. The Lightning Looks great and Id love to attempt it.
Is there any possibility you could send me a copy of the plans.?
PDF and/ or Cad files (DXF or Auto Cad compatible) would be great.
To buy such a model is prohibitive in cost!

My Email is: [email protected]

Best Regards
Paul
Old 02-03-2020, 12:12 PM
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Default Gonna Build 3ea., Niece, Nephew and myself-Whew! in 3 months

Well team, that's it. After looking at all the possible builds (I'm just getting back into the sport after a 40 year hiatus, thus was looking at all the Birdi, TigerTail, Kougars... designs), we three amigos here have decided to build this Lightning design ASAP. All three ships need to be completed in the next three months so that the youth can compete over the summer. (fly a 40 year old Kougar until then) These are going to be FAST BUILD given the time crunch but I think the kids will love that aspect. I loved all of the build photos and the kids now have all those great photos in a book, ready for referencing.

We see allot requests for the plans below. If they are available then please PM me and I can give you an email.

I guess we also need to follow Mr Viper in the upcoming competition season. GO VIPER (Mr. Carder) !

Respectfully, Carl
Old 02-03-2020, 04:28 PM
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Carl,
are you going to build it from the Eureka short kit? or completely from scratch?
I am waiting for Jeff to finish the Thunderbolt plans and kit arrangements. The Eureka short kit is worth the money (I have one and I went with all wood wings). So are you building one Lightning or 3?
Good luck, keep us updated with your progress.
-Will
Old 02-05-2020, 05:53 PM
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Carl,

Best of luck with the builds, I love the ambition! If you give me your email address I will send the plans to you.
I am hoping to get some flying in soon. My flying and building have been about nil lately.

Best of of luck on the builds,

Jeff
Old 02-05-2020, 07:50 PM
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Thanks Will. Yes this is going to be an insane project and hopefully all three airplanes come out to the same standards you guys have been maintaining, but 100% beautiful isnt the goal. Getting the kid's self worth up, skills up, some two day trips over the summer, and hopefully some trophies is the goal. The crazy thing is another nephew wants to build Mama Mia by Joe Birdi, and two 20-something year-old engineering friends want to build two F3A bipes. Photos will sure be posted.
Pray for me.
Old 02-06-2020, 11:35 AM
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cg-eng.Ö.Kudos to you for your parenting skills! Reading your post brought back many memories. My dad did the same thing for me as a young stupid kid and I can't begin to tell you the lifelong impression it left with me. Your kids will have these memories for the rest of their lives and the good it will do for them is something that cannot be measured. I'll be looking forward to your progress pix as well.
Old 05-26-2020, 11:44 PM
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Hallo Jeff,
I am not a professional F3A pilot, but I really like to build model airplanes., so please can you send me the plans.
my e-mail is: [email protected]
Thanks
Old 05-28-2020, 03:47 AM
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Hello! I really want to build this wonderful aircraft for myself. How can I get the drawings of this model?
Old 05-28-2020, 08:08 AM
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Send Viper Driver a PM, give him your email address and ask him to send you a set of plans for the Lightning. Just as easy as that....
Old 05-29-2020, 11:42 AM
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Hello

Kit is available at Eureka Aircraft
Lightning byJeff Carder
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Old 06-20-2020, 07:34 AM
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Jeff,

Great work on the Lightning!
Just putting together the gear and wood needed for this build and would like a set of plans for it?
Ill send you a PM as well.

[email protected]

Thanks for helping us fellow hobbyist
Brett
Old 06-26-2020, 03:00 PM
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Hello Jeff Carder Lynn Burks here. I have lost the print for the tail section, could you please pm me a plan set for the lightning. Thanks in advance. Lynn Burks. [email protected]
Old 07-03-2020, 04:26 AM
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Lynn,

The plans should be in your email.

Jeff
Old 01-21-2021, 12:28 PM
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Hello Jeff,

What an interesting thread, I already build a lot of airplanes in almost all materials, and wood is still my preference.
You did a good job with the lightning. is it possible to get a copy of your plans? I will apreciate.
email: [email protected]
thanks from France

Camilo
Old 04-17-2021, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Viper Driver View Post
You could finish with resin on the bare wood, but it has very little ding resistance. I finished an airplane with this method back in the day and it did not hold up very well. I recommend using the lightest cloth you can find.
I have found that a slightly heavier cloth (2 oz) with high thread count takes less resin to bond. Been out of pattern since about 2012, and this Lightning is my top contender for getting back in.
Old 04-22-2021, 06:15 AM
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Hello Jeff. I will be ordering the short kit w/ wing and stab cores drilled sometime in the next couple of weeks. Could you please send me the plans?
Thank you.
GorillaToast (aka Bill)
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:49 PM
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I'm just getting back to RC airplanes after a 10ish year hiatus. I was thinking of building this beauty but I've been led to believe that good balsa is really hard to come by in 2021. Where are you folks finding your contest balsa these days?

Jeff, might I bug you for a copy of the plans sent to: sps3172 at yahoo dot com ? Thanks in advance!
Old 04-30-2021, 08:26 AM
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Jeff, thanks for sending me the plans. Could you please tell me what percentage to have the copy shop enlarge them to be full size?

Thank you,
GT

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